If you’re on the water, you’re most likely will come across dead, injured or stranded marine wildlife.  It’s disturbing to see, but you can do something about it.

NOAA has a nationwide (in USA) network of numbers you can call to report any sightings, HERE

Here’s a few tips to help the authorities when you make the call:

– List exact location you found the animal.  If tide is going out, mention where you think the animal may drift to.

– Look for any signs of injury which may of lead to death or injury.  Don’t touch, pickup or take-in with you. Keep a distance, possibly take pics if available.

Here’s a harbor seal we spotted on the Strait of Juan de Fuca last weekend.

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